[linux-next] LinuxNextTracking branch, master, updated. next-20160824

batman at open-mesh.org batman at open-mesh.org
Thu Aug 25 00:15:44 CEST 2016

The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit f489eab5b16b8a2ed8d63b6a725cc31e0c1d6c1a
Author: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
Date:   Fri Jul 15 17:39:31 2016 +0200

    batman-adv: Place kref_get for nc_path near use
    It is hard to understand why the refcnt is increased when it isn't done
    near the actual place the new reference is used. So using kref_get right
    before the place which requires the reference and in the same function
    helps to avoid accidental problems caused by incorrect reference counting.
    Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <sven at narfation.org>
    Signed-off-by: Marek Lindner <mareklindner at neomailbox.ch>
    Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <sw at simonwunderlich.de>

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c b/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
index 4f4cfe5..165cd27 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/network-coding.c
@@ -978,7 +978,6 @@ static struct batadv_nc_path *batadv_nc_get_path(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
-	kref_get(&nc_path->refcount);
 	nc_path->last_valid = jiffies;
 	ether_addr_copy(nc_path->next_hop, dst);
 	ether_addr_copy(nc_path->prev_hop, src);
@@ -988,6 +987,7 @@ static struct batadv_nc_path *batadv_nc_get_path(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 	/* Add nc_path to hash table */
+	kref_get(&nc_path->refcount);
 	hash_added = batadv_hash_add(hash, batadv_nc_hash_compare,
 				     batadv_nc_hash_choose, &nc_path_key,


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